Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 17

Not much has changed in the past week. I am rapidly expanding. And my weight on the scale proves it! I am passed my pre-pregnancy weight. No more regular clothes for this prego. Also, my mom and Aunt Laney made me some maternity clothes! They are too cute! My aunt is quite the seamstress. I can't wait to wear them. And when I do, I'll take pictures and post them. Two more weeks until we find out if Carter is having a baby brother or sister! I am soooo excited.

In news from the womb, check out Baby Center.'s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

OB appt/Ultrasound date

Had a routine appt yesterday. Everything is going well. I have gained 1 pound according to their scale. I also got my level 2 ultrasound scheduled. This was challenging since Theo and I are both going out of town during two separate times. But praise the Lord, I'm scheduled for the ultrasound April 14th, which is the day Carter and I leave to go visit Aunty Meredith! I'm so excited. This is several days than I had originally expected to go. Other than that, not much new. I'm definitely feeling little baby move. I haven't been sick in a few weeks so I'm much more excited about being pregnant now!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Week 16

Gosh, it's hard to believe I'm already 4 months pregnant. But when I glance down at my enlarging belly, it's not too hard to believe! Things are going along just fine. I'm feeling tired but well. I'm still below my pre-pregnancy weight so that will help in the long run prevent me from gaining a whole lotta weight. I am feeling the baby move. It's mostly little flutters but in the mornings, the baby is usually balled up on one side of my belly and when I put my hand over the spot, I can feel something moving. It's neat. I have a routine doctor's appt Wednesday and then 4 more weeks until we find out the baby's gender! I'm telling you...I can't wait!

Here is what's going on this week: Check it out at Baby Center .

Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, he's about the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. His ears are close to their final position, too. The patterning of his scalp has begun, though his locks aren't recognizable yet. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Week 15

Short and sweet post. I'm posting Sunday instead of tomorrow because Carter and I will be on the road tomorrow visiting our friends. More to come when we get back from our trip in a few days. Here is what is going on with Baby P this week...little blueberry is now an apple! :)

How your baby's growing:
Your growing baby now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, and weighs in at about 2 1/2 ounces (about the size of an apple). She's busy moving amniotic fluid through her nose and upper respiratory tract, which helps the primitive air sacs in her lungs begin to develop. Her legs are growing longer than her arms now, and she can move all of her joints and limbs. Although her eyelids are still fused shut, she can sense light. If you shine a flashlight at your tummy, for instance, she's likely to move away from the beam. There's not much for your baby to taste at this point, but she is forming taste buds. Finally, if you have an ultrasound this week, you may be able to find out whether your baby's a boy or a girl! (Don't be too disappointed if it remains a mystery, though. Nailing down your baby's sex depends on the clarity of the picture and on your baby's position. He or she may be modestly curled up or turned in such a way as to "hide the goods.")

Monday, March 9, 2009

Week 14

I'm officially in my second trimester now! Praise the Lord. God is good. I'm feeling good, getting big, crusin right along. Here is what is going on with little baby this week:

This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.

In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Maternity Clothes

Ahhhh, let me tell you how much more comfortable I am now that I've crossed over into wearing my maternity clothes again. I can actually breathe, walk and talk at the same time. I am much bigger much faster this pregnancy. I can hardly believe it. I am already getting shortwinded, especially after a big meal. I feel HUGE! I'm hoping this rapid growth phase won't keep up for another 26 weeks or I might just look like an elephant before it's all said and done with! I wil admit that in the back of my mind, I keep thinking "Was the ultrasound tech sure there weren't two in there?"

My sweet mom brought over a ton of new maternity clothes she bought for me courtesy of ebay! She had already provided most of my maternity wardrobe from before. We went to Dallas one weekend while I was pregnant with Carter and went on a shopping spree. My aunt Laney was still living in Dallas at the time so we stayed with her. It was such a fun trip and I won't ever forget it! This time, I got the shopping trip without the trip. Thanks mom for all you do!

As I was trying to get all of my maternity clothes hung up and organized in my closet over the weekend, Carter decided he wanted to help. So he put on a couple of my tank top shirts except one he was wearing like pants.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week 13

Praise the Lord, I am finally feeling better. I even went to the gym today. That is a big step for me. In other baby news this week, I finally broke down and started wearing my maternity clothes again. It's like overnight, I went from a tiny pooch to a really BIG pooch.

When I was pregnant with Carter, I didn't really start showing/wearing maternity clothes until after I was 18 weeks along. It was sort of a badge of honor for me being a tiny pregnant girl. Well, this time, to heck with honor, bragging rights, and being tiny. Comfort rules above all of that! I can't obviously fit into most of my maternity clothes and I can still wear my normal clothes but I would like to be able to breathe when I put on a pair of pants. I can't really wear most of my maternity shirts yet because they are too big but my pants are a nice fit.

I told Theo this morning and yes, I know I'm probably crazy, but I would have sworn I felt the baby move this morning. I don't know if that's even possible this early on but I felt some little thumps right over where Dr. B put the doppler on my belly.

Here is what our little baby is doing this week....
Fingerprints have formed on your baby's tiny fingertips, her veins and organs are clearly visible through her still-thin skin, and her body is starting to catch up with her head — which makes up just a third of her body size now. If you're having a girl, she now has more than 2 million eggs in her ovaries. Your baby is almost 3 inches long (the size of a medium shrimp) and weighs nearly an ounce. also says that at this point, many couple notice a "libido lift" around this time. Well, thank the Lord for that. My sweet husband will be happy to hear that. Did I really just write that? Yes, because it's my blog and I've already said if TMI is not your thing, please don't read! :)